damn the pope about to preach some sick verses
the guy beatboxing behind him
"the guy" is the italian presidentP-Francis and the Prez
"I will now rap John 15, verses 1-17. Prez, drop the beat."
“For me, language is a freedom. As soon as you have found the words with which to express something, you are no longer incoherent, you are no longer trapped by your own emotions, by your own experiences; you can describe them, you can tell them, you can bring them out of yourself and give them to somebody else. That is an enormously liberating experience, and it worries me that more and more people are learning not to use language; they’re giving in to the banalities of the television media and shrinking their vocabulary, shrinking their own way of using this fabulous tool that human beings have refined over so many centuries into this extremely sensitive instrument. I don’t want to make it crude, I don’t want to make it into shopping-list language, I don’t want to make it into simply an exchange of information: I want to make it into the subtle, emotional, intellectual, freeing thing that it is and that it can be.”
Usagi’s test, and so you KNOW I needed to see what I could see on it. I hoped a bit more would be visible later, and YES INDEED.
So judging by Umino’s test, it looks like circles are a correct answer:
So a checkmark must mean a wrong answer.
Judging from that, Usagi actually looks like she should’ve done way the hell better than a 30! Perhaps it’s a double-sided test though, I don’t know. Still, I THINK YOU DID PRETTY GOOD USAGI ALL THINGS CONSIDERED
My favourite parts though:
That Usagi just fucking gave up on some answers, but wrote in a question mark.
It’s such a little plaintive gesture. “THIS IS ONLY QUESTION THREE AND I HAVE NO IDEA SEND HELP”. (It’s even funnier to me since I’m used to checkmarks meaning something’s right, so it’s like Haruna was just, “Yes, fine, I’ll mark it right, for the love of god I have to give you a point for SOMETHING to justify my entire career.”
"zissai" NOW YOU’RE JUST MAKING UP ENGLISH WORDS USAGI
"I am sagashi tell my wallet".
USAGI PLEASE EXPLAIN TO THE CLASS WHAT THIS IS EVEN SUPPOSED TO MEAN
But the best part?
"I want to drink. I want to eat."
it’s not the answer to the question, BUT IT’S GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT.
Because if there is one thing Usagi is going to learn how to say in English, it’s “I want to drink. I want to eat.”
Usagi sets foot in an English-speaking country, and these are literally the first and only English words out of her mouth.
"KONNICHI WA. I WANT TO DRINK. I WANT TO EAT."
By all the gods old and new, THERE CAN BE NO AMBIGUITY ON SOMETHING SO VITAL
Yeah I’m totally elsa kids come on over
I can’t breathe, this is so friggin cute
Like you don’t understand okay I was trapped for an hour on the second floor of the con with hundreds of children and their parents because everyone thought I was Elsa
Am I the only one who thinks she looks like the khaleesi like The mother of dragons?
I was cosplaying dany I was mistaken for Elsa and wound up at a nine yr old girls birthday party this was the best day of my life
I thought she was Kalesi…
YES I WAS COSPLAYING KHALEESI
I WAS HOWEVER MISTAKEN ON AN ENORMOUS SCALE FOR ELSA OF ARENDELLE BY HUNDREDS OF SMALL CHILDREN AND THEIR MOTHERS
well you didnt have to use caps lock…
I AM DAENERYS STORMBORN, THE UNBURNT, OF THE HOUSE TARGARYEN, FIRST OF MY NAME; QUEEN OF MEEREEN; QUEEN OF THE ANDALS, THE RHYNAR, AND THE FIRST MEN; LADY REGNANT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS, PROTECTOR OF THE REALM, KHALEESI OF THE GREAT GRASS SEA, BREAKER OF CHAINS, AND MOTHER OF DRAGONS
AND I WILL USE CAPS LOCK IF I SO PLEASE
LET IT GO
LET IT GOOOOOOO
googled “dog swearing” and wasn’t disappointed
His fucking look of determination. Like, “you’re going to fucking jail Greg.”
So I was driving behind this truck and seen this huge dog and I was like lemme take a photo of this creature, so I honked my horn a little so it would look at me and then………….
Thor making a series of vines where he hands the other Avengers mjolnir casually like ‘hold this’ when they’re not paying attention and obviously they fall over and it’s hilarious
and he tries to do it to Steve and he’s like ‘hold this, Steve’ and without looking up from his paper Steve’s like ‘sure’ and takes it off if him, he just calmly holds it and continues to read
The rest of the vine is just Thor’s stunned and impressed expression
*goes to a party and awkwardly follows friend around the entire time**goes to a family reunion and awkwardly follows mom around the entire time*
This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals—sounds that say listen to this, it is important.
Gary Provost (via strawberrysaturn)
Sailor Moon (1992) - Sailor Moon Crystal (2014)
Yes, poor little old you. There we were, discussing rape, violence against women, systemic oppression and other manifestations of sexism, and you had to jump in to remind us that “not all men” do these things. Why don’t you really say what you want to say? “I HAVE NEVER RAPED/HIT/ASSAULTED A WOMAN!” Right? Isn’t this what you really want to say? Yes, make a discussion that is about the plight of MILLIONS of women about poor little old you. I mean, millions of women are being assaulted and oppressed, but you’ve never done it, so why are we making you uncomfortable with these discussions?
Sailor Moon Crystal vs older Sailor Moon vs Rapunzel, Merida and Thor! :>
I adore new SM. C:
Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”
I would love to know what this means.
I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.
Linguistics and Harry Potter are two of my favourite things.
I didn’t know which blog to put this on. So it’s going on both :]
honestly one of my favourite things.